Don’t take our word for it! Here’s what our customers are saying about us…These are all real, unsolicited comments from our customers!

March 6, 2024

Madia, I received my maple yesterday- Wednesday. It arrived in great shape. As great as the tree is, your customer service, and attention to details the best I have ever dealt with. Mendocino Maples is lucky to have you. Thanks again!Best regards, Dick.

Dick B from Limerick, PA

October 24, 2023

What a wonderful tree you selected for us...thank you so much for your personal attention and for creating the exceptional experience that customers receive in getting to know you all at Mendocino Maples Nursery!

From our very first contact and interaction with you we felt this relationship would be special! Thorough answers to our questions with your wonderful follow-up and personal attention, super care in your company packing and shipping...and all through to the delivery of your beautiful tree which we just received!

What a pleasure to work with you and we are already sharing your company with friends and neighbors!

We look forward to a lifelong friendship, and when next we are in Little River country we will visit.

Rob and Sue from , San Francisco

July 27, 2023

I just received my order and I can’t believe the shipping was one day and the plant is amazing! Every time I order from you the trees are healthy and beautiful. Thank you so very much and I will be ordering again soon :-)

Rochelle from Rohnert Park, CA

February 3, 2023

Fantastic! Beautiful Bihou arrived in great condition! Happy to say UPS put it on the porch as requested. (It was clearly written on the box!)
Happily impressed with your website and my newest Japanese maple addition!Shared your website with close gardening friend and will recommend you to others.

Heather from , GA

March 26, 2022

Hello, I've purchased several maple trees from you in the past and have always loved the high quality trees that we received from you. I expected nothing different with the order I received on Tuesday. It was every bit as nice as everything I have received from you in the past. Many thanks for your consistency and excellence.

Tom from Lodi, CA

July 24, 2021

I just wanted to let you know that I received my order yesterday. It was a little stressed but seems to be bouncing back nicely. Thank you so much for selecting it for me. It will be just perfect for a Bonsai! I really appreciate your attention to detail and will definately recommend you to friends and order from you again the next time I need Maples.


Ruth from , Wyoming

June 19, 2021

Whole trees for an outstanding price! I was skeptical about purchasing a maple online. I worked at an upscale nursery during college and our maples always arrived trimmed and cut for shipping. However, my Acer Palmatum ‘Oshio Beni’ from Mendocino arrived completely in tact, hydrated and beautifully foliated. I will buy more trees soon from this newly-trusted, and worthy nursery. Thank you!

Blake from Anna, Texas

June 17, 2021

This was my first experience purchasing a live plant online. After searching extensively for a Aka Kawa Hime locally with no luck, the internet was my last resort. The maple arrived yesterday and I was absolutely amazed the condition it was in. Waiting for Mendocino Maples to get a Ukigumo in stock so I can order. Definitely recommend Mendocino Maples!!

Leland Anderson from Sandy, Utah

May 28, 2021

The trees arrived in wonderful condition. They are healthy and have lots of leaves. Packing was probably the best I have seen for trees. There was no damage and minimal loose soil. We are very excited about our new arrivals.

Jeff from McKinney, TX

February 19, 2021

Thank you for my first order. Very impressed with the service. Super quick. Nice trees. I hope the roots are as nice. I’m into bonsai and want to start developing them. I made another order as well. Keep me posted on upcoming trees if possible. Thank you

David from , CA

Hi Robert. Just wanted to send a thank you on a really nice tree you sent me. The Aratama. It has started to open up so hope its not too cold here yet, upper 30's to low 40's at night yet. Anyway, really satisfied with it. Thanks again. Talk and order soon.

Steve from , WA

June 19, 2020

Excellent selection, quality, and packaging. I collect Japanese maples and Mendocino Maples is my new go-to! Thank you for dedicating a business to these beautiful maples!

Gina from Milford, NJ

June 17, 2020

Very pleased. Very excited to find this beautiful and rare collection of Japanese Maples. I purchased about 10 trees and every single one of them was very healthy and a good size for the price. Transplanted all my trees up to 10 gallon pots and they are thriving. No pests or defects just healthy well cared for maples. They arrived well packed and undamaged. Seller answered all my questions within the next day. Trees came labeled and with planting instructions. This is now my go to for all my future maple purchases. A+++++++

Gerard from Kneeland, CA

May 2, 2020

I received 3 japanese maples (Shaina, Viridis, Kuro Hime) yesterday, planting sites had been prepared a few days ago and trees were planted today. The specimens are beautiful and exceeded my expectations
i just want to thank you for delivering trees even nicer than promised
i wish i had space to plant more....

Neil Jacobson from Pepper Pike, Ohio

February 6, 2020

Hello Mendocino Maples, Just wanted to drop a line and say "Thank You". Our Maple tree arrived in perfect condition. The tree health is excellent. Obviously well taken care of throughout, no pruning necessary. Shipping packaging was also excellent, no broken branches. I'm very proud and satisfied to own such a beautiful specimen. You can be assured that this Palmatum will receive the best of care. Thank You for your attention to detail. A very satisfied customer! Sincerely, Michael Kramer

Michael Kramer from Garden Grove, California

November 8, 2019

I am so glad I purchased my pixie from Mendocino. The specimen they sent me is outstanding. I planted it right the way as instructed, much it and I am sure I will enjoy it for years to come!
A big thank you to Robert.

Howard from Plano, Texas

August 30, 2019

I bought the shaina Japanese maple tree. It cost like $80 bucks.
It was 37 inches tall and about 9 to 10 inches in diameter. It has scarlet leaves on top but green leaves on the bottom but this is late August so time will tell. Very Pretty tree and I think in a year or two it will become its own. Great tree for a container.Some sun most shade. Sun again in the evening.Love the tree.

Michael from Rocklin, California

August 8, 2019

So far i have ordered three Maples. All have been top notch! I will order again someday.

Roy from San Diego, California

June 19, 2019

I’m impressed. The packing for the trees was excellent. The trees in excellent condition. I have paid more in the past for trees that were not as good as I received. 6 stars out of 5.

David from Vancouver, Washington

Very Happy with the size and condition of the maples when they arrived. It was shipped cross country to NYC. Also arrived a day earlier than expected.

vitaly from Brooklyn, New York

June 12, 2019

I have been searching for dwarf Japanese maple trees for a while and came across Mendocino Maples Nursery while searching the internet. I was very skeptical because of my location, but I took a chance. I must say that I am very impressed at the quality of the trees. Shipping was fast and the boxes came in great shape from the USPS. Mahalo nui loa (Thank you so much) Mendocino Maples Nursery! I will definitely order from you again! Aloha from Hawaii!

Navin from Honolulu, Hawaii

March 27, 2019

I ordered many trees from Robert. They are all extremely fantastic trees, better than all internet orders for Japanese Maples I have placed!!

Sheila from Longview, Texas

January 23, 2019

I just received my order today, the first I’d placed with Mendocino Maples. I ordered a 3 to 4 year old, 28” to 36” Emporer I. I was pleasantly surprised to receive not only a well packaged and obviously healthy tree, but it’s 51” in height from the soil. So long as my selected planting location with morning only sun allows me to somewhat manage our Texas heat, I’ll have high expectations for this tree in the coming years.

Doug from Waco, Texas

January 11, 2019

I absolutely love Mendocino Maples! I have ordered at least 9 maples over the past few years, all are doing well. Robert does a great job growing a variety of maples to choose from and they always arrive in great shape. I highly recommend Mendocino Maples!

Mauricia from Whitehouse, Texas

November 16, 2018

I’ve ordered several Japanese maples from Robert and every time they arrive healthy, transplant well, and after an adjustment/transition year are absolutely beautiful the following year, spring through summer into fall. You can tell he takes pride in his trees; the graft lines are seamless and the trees are shaped/trimmed perfectly. His selection is incredible. I typically search around the web trying to find the best “bang for my buck”, however, the quality of these trees is worth every penny.

Brian from Jefferson, North Carolina

November 6, 2018

I’ve been ordering from Mendocino Maples for years and the trees are always healthy and provide years of delight throughout the seasons. I’ve always appreciated the owner’s helpful advice on best plants for different areas in my garden because his cooler growing conditions are quite the opposite of my blazingly hot zone 9 even though we’re in the same state.

Jane from Roseville, California

July 25, 2018

I just wanted to let you know that I received my BEAUTIFUL Fireglow Japanese Maple today and I am very pleased with it. This is my second order with you , I ordered a Seiryu a few weeks back and it too was gorgeous. I’m so impressed with the quality of your trees and the super quick delivery! Mendocino Maples is now my go to place for Japanese Maples.
Again many thanks for providing such healthy and beautiful plants!

Teresa from Huntsville, Texas

June 20, 2018

I ordered a pixie red maple tree for my Mother who was in her final stage of cancer. I ordered it on Sunday and was devastated when I received the email confirmation stating that I had to order it by Saturday in order for it to be shipped out that Monday. I knew my Mother didn’t have enough time to wait an additional week. I emailed them, explaining the situation and Robert promptly replied, even though it was late Sunday evening. He ensured that it was mailed out the following day. Sadly, my Mother also passed away that day, but we will still plant it for her as a memorial. I didn’t expect it to look like much more than a three foot branch, since that was what I received from a different company, when I ordered fruit trees that unfortunately never prospered. When I opened the box however, I saw a beautiful, healthy tree, full of leaves. They also included step by step instructions on how to plant and care for it, which will be very helpful. This company has amazing customer service and products. I hope everyone on this website decides to go through them, when debating where to order their trees from. You will see right away how well they care for their trees when you open the box. Thank you again Robert.

Sonia from Eureka, Missouri

June 1, 2018

Amazing! I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I had ordered Crimson Queen Weeping Maples before from other places & only received a small stick. I knew the tree I ordered from you was at least 4 feet tall. I was pleasantly surprised to see full branches with leaves! It is so beautiful & the money spent for this tree is well worth it! Thank you for sending living, quality trees!

Robin from Tatum, New Mexico

May 25, 2018

Robert picked out a beautiful Full Moon Maple tree and it was sent in a well packaged box. I was so so happy when I opened the box. The Full Moon Maple Tree leaves were bright yellow green color with a hint orange on the edges. It’s so beautiful. Thank you Mendocino Maple Nursery. Morning sun is the best and the rest shade, my tree is happy. 5/25/18

Velma from Milton, Florida

May 23, 2018

WOW, I ordered a Bihou Japanese Maple last Thursday and it arrived today, a day earlier than I expected. I appreciated that because it was only in transit for 48 hours or less. The tree was supposed to be 28″ to 36″ tall but this tree is closer to 56″ and the tree is beautiful. It is very healthy and not a leaf off the tree. I have ordered trees from other nurseries that have cost more and were only twigs. I am very happy with my purchase and will be ordering more trees for sure. Great people to buy from.

Jess from Willis, Texas

May 8, 2018

Can’t say enough good things about the 3 trees I received from Mendocino maples. All three were beautiful and in great shape from shipping and were priced so much less than the local nurseries. I will definitely be buying more next spring too.

Andy from Billerica, Massachusetts

April 26, 2018

I’ve ordered maples from conifer kingdom, mr maple and fast growing trees. The Autumn Moon maple I ordered from Mendocino was the best specimen I’ve ever ordered from a mailorder nursery! Will order more from Mendocino, very pleased with order!

Todd from Booneville, Mississippi

April 13, 2018

Got my two trees. They are in great shape. So excited. I’ve always wanted to grow Japanese Maples. Now I just need to find places for more 🙂

Karen from Oologah, Oklahoma

March 2, 2018

Received my 3 Japanese Maples very fast and in great shape. They were outstanding. You can spot a quality tree even in a 1 gal container right out of the box. I am picky “ask my lovely wife” and this trees were as if I had hand pick them. Cant say enough good things about customer service. Robert is a great person to do business with. Overall a great experience. There is no doubt I will order again from Mendocino Maples.

Rodrigo from San Antonio, Texas

June 24, 2017

I ordered an Amagi Shigure and unfortunately there was a problem with the delivery. I contacted Robert and worked with him to resolve the situation. He was very helpful and lived up to his word. Dealing with Robert was a pleasure and I appreciate his assistance.
Would I ever order from him again? ABSOLUTELY! I will definitely be using Mendocino Maples in the future and I highly recommend this nursery.

Mark from Norridge, Illinois

April 15, 2017

I was blown away that a four foot tall tree could possibly arrive through shipping in absolutely perfect condition! What a fantastic tree it is! I am so happy I found Mendocino Nursery on line and was surprised by the variety and the detailed descriptions of the trees. Everything was perfect – the packaging, insulation, the bright new growth on a very full tree. The love and care and hard work that went into growing the trees is very obvious. I can’t wait to visit the nursery in person one day on a trip to Mendocino!

Terry from Union City, California

April 7, 2017

I have bought a number of maples from Robert (owner) and have been completely happy every time. The process is simple professional and reliable. He responds to emails and hand picks the trees when ordered online. Would not hesitate in recommending to anyone. Selection is great too!

Bret from Rossmoor, California

March 30, 2017

I just received my kamagata Japanese maple today. I am more than pleased with the condition and quality of the tree! I did plenty of research, looking for the right variety to try growing out here in the desert, and comparing and contrasting different nurseries. I am so glad that I decided to go with Mendocino Nursery! The tree was well packaged, had bright new leaf growth, and nice news paper insulation to keep in the moisture. I currently have it in a nice area where it will be protected from winds and get afternoon shade/morning sun. This is my first maple and I cannot wait to start this journey! I have it potted so that I can take it with me wherever I go after I finish up with my undergraduate studies! ^_^ I will definitely be purchasing from you again. Thank you so much! 🙂

Lindsay from Chandler, Arizona

February 17, 2017

Maples are better than expected and they were well packed

The wet newspaper kept the base damp while it waited a couple of days for me to return from Vegas

The trunk size is perfect and the graft is nicely done

I’m keeping them out of the rain for a few days, then into 5 gallon cans until the next frost & see how the branches develop

All in all a good experience – quick shipment , good product, good maintenance instructions… well done Robert

Rags from Burlingame, California

June 29, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to visit Mendocino Maples and what a treat. I was met by the owner, Robert, and from the outset it was obvious that I was in the company of a true plantsman. That is to say, a person who was passionate about his work. In this time of commercialism, it is refreshing to find someone who is in the business because he loves plants.

I found his selection to be pretty good, with several selections that I was not aware of. The quality was tops and it shows that he knows how to properly graft. This is a family owned small business that is tucked out of the way. This made the visit even more alluring.

As the owner/founder of Cox Arboretum, we know plants. It is without hesitation that I recommend this nursery for those looking for a quality maple at a reasonable price. Believe me, you will receive a quality specimen.

Tom Cox from Canton, Georgia

June 28, 2016

I just wanted to reassure your customers that they can buy with confidence.

I bought one of your plants last year. I received your tree and it still had leaves on when it arrived in August. I planted it in a spot that receives afternoon shade. The leaves stayed about 2 weeks until there was a hot spell of 90 degrees. I was worried the plant would die but I kept watering. Fall came and I noticed there were buds on the tree branches. Then I knew your plant had survived in my garden. This year it is a beautiful plant.

Mei from Raleigh, North Carolina

June 2, 2016

I have known about Mendocino Maples for years and finally had the opportunity to visit them last week. I was met by the owner, (Robert) who obviously has a passion for maples. I found him to be a genuinely nice person who is in the business for the right reason. The quality of their plants is exceptional. The same can be said for the myriad cultivars that I found at every turn. As an arboretum, we have the opportunity to see numerous plants — Mendocino Maples offers maples that are even new to us.

We highly recommend this nursery when you are looking to acquire hard to find selections at a reasonable price.

Tom from Canton, Georgia

May 21, 2016

I just bought my first Japanese Maple and hopped on google looking for some general information about them. Luckily I stumbled upon Mendocino Maples! Our soil is primarily clay and the plan I had for planting our new tree was ALL WRONG!! This site gave me concise and easy to understand and visualize information. I thank you, and I’m quite sure my new tree thanks you- keep up the great work!!

Lisa from Milford, New Hampshire

May 19, 2016

We ordered a Beni Ubi Gohan. When it arrived, it was the wrong tree. But it was beautiful! We called to try to fix it. Positively the BEST customer service we have ever received!!! We got our coreect plant 3 daya later. The man we spoke to was extremely polite and honest with us. Cannot express our appreciation enough. Thank you!!!! Highly recommend their products and service.

erin from Saint Amant, Louisiana

April 28, 2016

I received my Japonicum Maple and my Fireball Acer palmatum today. I cannot be more pleased. The coloring on both trees is outstanding. I will not hesitate to shop on the Mendocino site in the future. I cannot wait to begin working with these trees. Thank you all so much. BONSAIIIIIIIIII.

Best Regards,
James from Va.

James from Falls Church, Virginia

April 13, 2016

Just received the Pixie Maple I ordered (2-3 year old, 18-24″ tall, 1 Gallon). The plant arrived in excellent condition, is very healthy, and has obviously been well cared for. Also appreciate the information sheet enclosed with the plant. Delighted with this maple! Have already recommended Mendocino Maples Nursery to friends at work. Many thanks!

Marty from Bothell, Washington

February 18, 2016

Last December, during a violent wind/rain storm, the top 50 ft. of my blue Atlas cedar broke off and landed in one of my Japanese maple beds (containing a fair percentage of my collection of 166 Japanese maples), causing considerable damage. My magnificent 12 year old Hogyoku, which was 15 feet tall with a comparable crown, is now less than 5 ft. with only 2 little branches remaining. My Orangeola is now only a stump. My husband said that if I could find replacements, he would buy them for a Valentine’s Day gift. I knew immediately to check Mendocino Maples’ website and, as expected, both were available and they, along with a Burgundy Jewel to add to my collection, arrived yesterday in perfect condition. All 3 trees are fine healthy and well-shaped specimens, as have been all the maples I have bought from Robert in the past. The quantity, quality and variety of stock make Mendocino Maples a wonderful source for the collector as well as for someone who is interested in a few maples for landscaping purposes.

Janet from Eugene, Oregon

November 24, 2015

The Japanese Maples I purchased from Mendocino Maples were of high quality, authentic, always of advertised size or larger, and incomparable to other nursery purchases. I have always received rapid turnaround times from the placement of my order to the delivery of the product. I have a fondness for maples and I’m enamored by their structure, texture and beauty. I have purchased over a dozen maples from Mendocino Maples in the past and I will continue to so in the future.

Ryan from Paragould, Arkansas

November 15, 2015

If you live in Canada, you know there’s not much Japanese maples to choose from. I looked at more than 10 nurseries in the US and I can tell you Robert is pretty much the only guy that can ship you the unique trees you want. My 4 trees came healthy because he packs them really well to last for many days of travel. All I have to do is order the trees and Robert does the rest. I strongly encourage you all to check out his website ( this is the best kept secret ! )

Paul from Toronto, Ontario - Canada

October 22, 2015

I am a retired Groundskeeper,35years worth,and a plant lover and have ordered by mail a ton of times, that being said my first order with Mendocino Maples Nursery was one of the better experiences I have had. Shipping was fast, three days from Ca.to Pa. but most importantly the quality of A.p.Hana Matoi was more than expected. Mendocino is a first rate nursery.

Dennis from Cheswick, Pennsylvania

September 2, 2015

I have long admired Japanese maples,
with varieties so visually diverse.
Could I choose and order well?
Or would frustration make me curse?

Browsing for a long while at this website,
studying words, pics and trees,
Mendocino Maples gave me confidence
that I could succeed with near ease.

I mean, I was willing to work…
finding and choosing cultivars well.
And when it came time to purchase
I gained a good story to tell.

My first order was for 3 trees,
and I chose the 1-gallon size.
In a very short time, 2 arrived happy and whole.
These 2 were such a prize!!

I had such joy with those beautiful trees,
losing the third in shipment – I didn’t mind.
Yet Robert at Mendocino resolved the issue
shipping the third in kind.

I was so impressed with the one gallon trees
that I ventured another buy.
I ordered a 4th tree in 2-gallon size.
Such beauty to fill my eye!!

So if one is willing to study a bit,
choosing cultivars suitable and fair,
Robert at Mendocino Maples will treat one well,
and your healthy trees will get there.

Thank you Robert and Mendocino Maples,
for sharing your trees with care.
Thank you for spectacular customer service,
and such compelling yet gentle flair.

Vince F. from OC, California

Vince from Irvine, California

August 28, 2015

I live in mid-America and I want the public to know and Robert, “that all of your competition back here mad mouth shipping from the west coast. I bought a Coral Bark Sango Kaku a few months back and it arrived in perfect shape. I could not have bought it from a local nursery or box store and received a better product. We have had heat for two weeks at 113 heat index and a cold front came threw and we had a record low of 53 degree over night. The tree as expected suffered some shock. It is not as peppy as it was when we first got the tree. Robert is communicating with me and I am sure we can get her back to health. Will not accept, nor want a new tree if it does not make it. Mother nature has caused this and by no means will I expect a tree given to me in exchange.

The service and the quality of the tree has convinced me that I will be buying at least three more tree’s from them. At times we can not fool Mother Nature.

Thanks Robert for your professionalism.

Kenneth from Muskogee, Oklahoma

July 15, 2015

So let me start out by saying I never had much faith in purchasing any kind of plan over the internet. You have no idea what you’re getting till it arrives at your door. But I was so overwhelming impressed I lost all my doubt. First I had no idea if the maple I wanted, the fjellheim, would be a good match in my area, we’re prone to some heavy gusts of wind and the description said not to plant in strong windy areas. I contacted the company to see if indeed I should look for another maple. In literally less than 15min I heard back with more info on this amazing tree and others that would work well in my area to. Needless to say the quick response sold me on giving online plant ordering a go. Now, almost 5 months after opening the carefully packaged and very healthy fjellheim maples, I have the most beautiful door entry. I trust this company to send only healthy and good looking trees and to always provide quick and beyond helpful information. I cannot wait to order more well cared for maples in the future to grow my garden further. Thank you for being an honest and great company! 🙂

Amanda from Portland, Tennessee

June 14, 2015

I had the ‘ghost’ tree that my husband thought it needed pruning and it broke my heart, he killed it. i hunted everywhere on the internet to find one. I sent a picture to Mendocino Maples and asked Robert if he knew what tree it was and he had it. man I was so glad! It arrived in great condition and I have gotten trees from him before a while back, and there is no way he could do any better on anything than he is already doing. Excellent ! 10 star! Would love to see his store in person

carolyn from Anderson, South Carolina

May 21, 2015

For some time now,I have been looking at all the incredible tree’s At Mendocino Maples. I now have a Calico, a Ruby star, the Sharps pygmy, and the Beni Hime.All of them are a treasure. Delivery has always been excellent.

Frank from Beckley, West Virginia

May 2, 2015

I wanted a Kamagata Japanese Maple and couldn’t find one in the local nurseries. My online search led me to Mendocino Maples Nursery. I was surprised at how reasonably priced the trees were and decided to take a chance. My 3′ Kamagata was packed extremely well and arrived in perfect healthy condition. It’s growing well and I am very pleased with it. I would definitely recommend Mendocino Maples Nursery. Thank you!

Gayle from La Habra, California

April 30, 2015

Very pleased with the two maples I purchased. Was also amazed by the condition the trees were in when they arrived! The photos of the trees on the website was exactly what I got. Very happy with the service and the product. I will recommend mendcinomaples to others for sure. Excited to watch the trees grow and mature. Thank you!

Joe shamel from Jenison, Michigan

April 7, 2015

This was my first order from Mendocino Maples and cannot recommend them enough! My dwarf Maple arrived and I was so excited until I opened the box. Horror set in!! Between Ag. Inspection and UPS delivery my poor Maple had been brutally snapped at the graft !!
Robert was super! I sent pictures and the following week a new lovely tree arrived! Super service, friendly and great Maples !! I will purchase from them again.

Penny from Ventura, California

October 1, 2014

My trees arrived yesterday in great condition and very healthy! They were packaged very well and I am amazed at just how protected they were in their shipping boxes. I would definitely recommend this nursery to a friend & will be ordering additional varieties from here in the future.

JT from Fresno, California

September 6, 2014

I received a great looking specimen packed better than any mail ordered plant I’ve ever purchased.
The tree arrived in perfect condition – after a cross country journey – during some of the hottest days we’ve seen all summer. Wonderful to see the care taken to fill my order.

bec from Boston, Massachusetts

September 1, 2014

I have been pleased with the trees that I have received in two separate orders, five trees so far. I would like to order more in the future. Robert is a nice person and helpful.

Trisha from Dallas, Texas

August 25, 2014

I ordered two maples — ‘Murasaki Kiyohime’ and ‘Oku Kuji Nishiki’ — and just received them a few days ago.

Very happy with their appearance. The Murasaki is so cute (those tiny little leaves!). And the Oku has wonderful foliage as well. Now I’m just waiting for the heat wave in Oklahoma to pass so that I can put these babies into the ground.

First time ordering any plants online, so I was a bit worried. Fortunately, the trees arrived quickly and in great shape. Thanks!

Daniel from Edmond, Oklahoma

May 11, 2014

WOW! The Maple that arrived is even better than expected! Large, full, beautifully shaped and healthy, what more could you ask for. I’m looking forward to purchasing more Maples from Mendocino Maples, my new “go to” for my Maple needs.

Michael from Castro Valley, California

May 1, 2014

Dealing with Mendocino Maples has been terrific. Along with them being the only source I could find in the USA selling ‘Prince Camille de Rohan’ Acer pseudoplatanus, all my questions were quickly answered via email. The time and effort that was given to sell me 1 very special tree went above and beyond my expectations. The tree arrived before leafing out, and was very well protected in shipping. It is now leafed out and gorgeous. I definitely hope to make another purchase!

James from Alto, Michigan

April 28, 2014

I’ve had great luck buying plants from this site – great packaging and everything has been as advertised.

I will warn people, there are sellers on ebay using photos from Mendocino Maples (with their copyright on the photo). Beware, there may be the perception this is a reseller. Mountain Japanese Maples is one such store to avoid.

Nethawks from Charlottesville, Virginia

April 5, 2014

I just potted two beautiful little maples! They arrived on Friday, as I requested, and looked healthy and gorgeous when I unboxed them, despite the coast-to-coast trip. I left them out in a cool drizzle overnight, and they hardly seem stressed at all. Good job, folks!

Customer service is excellent as well, I got an email and a phone message telling me when my trees would be shipped. I’m a very happy customer! Thanks!

Jennifer from Brooklyn, New York

November 14, 2013

Mendocino Maples has an excellent website with great pictures and descriptions; easily the best I have seen. This makes all the difference when selecting maples.

They responded very quickly to my questions and were very accomodating. I live in Canada and the process for getting maples approved for import is a headache but Mendocino Maples took care of everything.

My maples arrived in fantastic condition, were very healthy and were well packaged. They selected maples for me that were well suited for bonsai and I will appreciate that for years as the maples are trained.

I would definitely do business with Mendocino Maples again and I would recommend them without hesitation.

Michael from Edmonton, Alberta

August 29, 2013

My husband and I went to several local nurseries looking for a miniature maple tree to plant for our 5 year wedding anniversary. They either didn’t have a good selection of miniature maples or they just didn’t seem to be in great shape, not to mention very expensive. I was hesitant to order online for one, but I couldn’t resist the low prices and the great selection. I was shocked to get the most gorgeous tree in most perfect condition! It shipped on a Monday and I received it the very next day. We LOVE our tree! We planted it on the day of our wedding anniversary as it signifies ever lasting passion. I plan to buy more trees in the future from Mendocino Maples! Total 5 star service!

Diana from Campbell, California

May 10, 2013

I have been searching for a good quality nursery to purchase Japanese Maples and after quite some time I have found THE place. Your selection of maples surpasses anything that I have found to date. My first order with Mendocino arrived quickly and the trees were in fantastic condition, and beautiful. Your website is easy to navigate through and very informative. Thank you for the quality products and services that you and your team provide.

Dave from Virginia Beach, Virginia

May 5, 2013

I purchased three dwarf Japanese Maples from you, Del’s Dward, Cynthia’s Crown Jewel and Yuri Hime, and I love them. However, they got off to a rough start. Just like Rob told me, they were mailed out on 4/15/13 and were at our local po box on 4/17/13…..BUT the postmaster forgot to tell us. I called Rob, he said they were scanned in at our post office on 4/17. I went down there and there they were, forgotten under a counter.

They all were pretty sad, mostly bown leaves and dry. Rob told me what to do and now on 5/5 (Happy Cinco de Mayo) all three are thriving, new healthy leaves are showing. Thank you, Rob, for your patience with me.

I will definately recommend you to anyone interested.

Laura Oreskovich
Kernville, CA

Laura from Kernville, California

February 17, 2013

I love Mendicino Maples Nursery and Robert.The trees are beautiful and larger than listed,the packaging and shipping are great,and they bend over backwards to please their customers . Every purchase I have made with them(and I’ve made a bunch) has been a very pleasant experience ! I’ll be back ! Chuck Bowman/Mountain Japanese Maples.

Chuck Bowman from Sevierville, Tennessee

November 7, 2012

I couldn’t be happier with the purchase I made from Mendocino Maples. The tree arrived in 3 days and I was extremely satisfied with the quality of the tree. Mendocino Maples is the first web based nursery that has exceeded my expectations. Great Job! I will purchase again.

Anthony from Louisville, Tennessee

August 22, 2012

The service was great and the tree we got was so nice and healthy. They worked with me on shipping date to fit my timeframe and were very fast to reply to all of my e-mails. I really thought the tree was better than I found anywhere else.

If you need a tree, then you should get it here.

Jo Ann from La Crescenta, California

May 23, 2012

The maple selection from Mendocino Maples is amazing. They ship the trees in an extremely well designed and simple box which helps these wonderful plants arrive in perfect condition. They shipped clear across the country to me in 3 days, and all 9 of them are thriving and perfectly healthy one week later. Communications were fast when I had questions, and Robert was more than gracious in helping me find just the right trees for my need. I will be placing all of my maple orders with Mendocino, I can’t imagine a better experience.


Jonas from Syracuse, New York

May 14, 2012

Mendocino Maples/Robert-
Just wanted to let you know that all the maples arrived way over here on the East Coast in tip top shape! I am delighted with your choice of maples for my mothers day gift and cant thank you enough for your attention to the details. Thank you so much for your beautiful maples (the likes of which cant even be found around here!) and your stellar customer service. It has been a pleasure purchasing from you.
Thanks again!

julie from west barnstable, Massachusetts

April 20, 2012

Excellent website with great plant pictures. Delivery prompt with packing without “peanuts” yet secure but easy to remove plants. the plants themselves were in superb condition.

Gerald from New York, New York

March 8, 2012

I have purchased several maples from Mendocino Maples and have received trees that were of high quality and in perfect condition. I do not have any reservations in recommending them .Good people to deal with.

Carlton from Goose Creek, Carolina

June 26, 2011

have ordered 4 maples so far this spring. and plan on buying many more. they all have arrived in great condition in 3days to washington DC. could not be anymore happy then i am with the trees. thanks robert for all your help and time talking to me on the phone about what trees would suit my needs the best. Danny

Danny from northern, Virginia

June 20, 2011

have purchased about seven (7) trees from Mendocino Maples over the last three (3) years. Candidly, I was concerned about purchasing live trees via the web and then having them shipped from West Coast to the East Coast. However, their shipping schedule indicated that the live trees would not be lingering in a postal office for prolonged periods of time with no attention.

My first purchases were a couple of dwarfs and when they arrived I potted them up immediately. They thrived from the outset. Last year I purchased a couple of Coral Bark trees and a couple more dwarfs (Shaina) of a different variety and they have done very well. I potted the Coral Bark trees to get them established and placed them on the deck of my hot tub. I planted, with some trepidation, my Shaina’s as I was very concerned about our clay soils. I amended heavily in preparation for their arrival but was still very nervous. They have done exceptionally well in partial sun in the North Carolina heat.

This Spring I purchased a couple of Murasaki kiyohime. They arrived as scheduled. When I pulled them out of their packing cartons I planted them into an amended area and one took off but the other looked a bit more stressed that any of my other Mendocino Maples had upon arrival. I contacted the vendor and they helped me with the care to get this little guy to respond. I dug him up and potted him to better control the soil and his environmental conditions like sun light and water. Nothing worked. I informed the vendor, as they request in their shipping literature, that my little tree was struggling. When I finally gave up hope I notified Mendocino and Robert asked for a couple of pictures. I sent the pictures and he sent me a new tree in the next shipping cycle.

I have since potted up both of my Murasaki kiyohime and they sit on my hot tub deck with my Coral Bark trees from last year’s stock. I have had exceptional success with Mendocino’s trees and have recommended their products to colleagues and neighbors. They ship a quality product and if one follows their planting instructions they most certainly stand behind their product.

Jerry from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

June 8, 2011

I recently ordered a maple from Mendocino maples
and i am very pleased. I was reticent about a tree travelling from CA to GA, but the tree arrived in perfect condition.

I will buy from this Nursery again.

Bob from Flowery Branch, Georgia

April 19, 2011

By coincidence, I turned to the internet to shop for Japanese Maple trees. Most of my trees are dwarf and easy for me to care for.

I was overwhelmed with the choices that Mendocino Maples does offer. So, a phone call helped to clear my confusion. I told him where the tree would be located and that it would get afternoon sun.

My gorgeous tree arrived a day sooner than expected and in perfect condition. Not one broken leaf or bent twig. The tree itself is overwhelmingly beautiful.

As you can tell, I am very happy with the selection. What a wonderful company to do business with.

Thank you again.

Darlene from Fremont, California

October 2, 2010

I have visited this nursery and have ordered several maples by mail. All trees arrived in excellent condition, very carefully packaged. I was quite impressed. The nursery supplies a wonderful variety of beautiful maples and visiting the nursery was quite inspirational. I will order from this nursery again. Thank you so much!!

marie from redding, California

June 13, 2010

Purchased a “Butterfly” Japanese Maple and was so pleased. It is doing so good in my yard. I will be ordering again from Mendocinomaples, because of the price and it was in excellent condition when it arrived. Thank You…Cleo

Cleopatra McCaleb from Columbia, Tennessee

March 16, 2010

Great trees! I was impressed by your selection on the web and after receiving my trees (within a week of ordering) I am impressed with the quality and size of your trees. And now my neighbors are impressed with my beautiful landscaping! It is well worth the total price of the trees and shipping back East.

Larry from Cedar Grove, New Jersey

March 13, 2010

I received 3 Japanese maples from you this week and they all arrived in great shape. I was very impressed with the quality of the specimens and your willingness to answer my questions concerning the container culture of these trees.

Tom from Wellington, Colorado

January 19, 2010

I have purchased several maples from Mendocino Maples. They were helpful in making a smart choice for my location. My Tsuma gaki was very slow after its arrival in June. Robert advised me to be patient and he was right! During August it filled out with leaves of green with bright red tips. The colors remained until early December and ended its season with bright orange/red. I can’t wait for spring!!
Thanks Mendocino Maples!

Tom from Laguna Niguel, California

November 22, 2009

I have ordered several trees from Mendocino Maples on numerous occasions and I always receive nice sized healthy trees. Mendocino Maple trees have grown much better than other trees I have bought from other nurseries. I would recommend Mendocino Maples not only for great value but for great healthy trees.

John from Evanston, Illinois

July 16, 2009

I always get the healthiest, best-looking trees from Mendocino Maples. Not once have I been disappointed – something I can’t always say. Robert is very friendly and willing to answer any question. Plus they have some of the best cultivars out there.

Christian from Omaha, Nebraska

July 2, 2009

A wonderful experience. Very helpful staff, that’s really helps to get you the tree that you are looking for. They not only helped me with great recommendation’s of particular types that would thrive in my area, but also looked through their stock for me to pick one out really nice with the character & structure that I was looking for. Shipping was very fast, and packaged was perfect. I would recommend them to anyone. Grafting at it’s finest.

Don from Upland, California

June 19, 2009

Always receive very healthy and well-packed trees from Mendocino Maples. I mistakenly left a tree at the post office for over two weeks last fall, but it still looked great and is thriving now!

Jonathan from Marion, Mississippi